As the pandemic continues, it’s increasingly important to get tested for COVID-19, especially if you’re experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who’s tested positive.
Residential households in the U.S. are now eligible for another order of free at-home tests on USPS.com. The tests are completely FREE — no cost whatsoever. No credit card or health insurance necessary.
Tests will be sent first-class mail via the U.S. Postal Service. Each order now includes eight rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Your order will come in two packages (four tests in each package), each with its own tracking number
To get your free kits, go to COVIDTests.gov and simply enter your name and address. Need help placing an order? You can also call 800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489).
Tests are expected to ship within seven to 12 days of the order date, according to the White House.
Tests are limited to one order per household, regardless of the number of residents.
More about the free at-home COVID tests
The tests available for order are rapid antigen at-home tests, not PCR. They can be taken anywhere and give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required.
The tests work whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms and whether or not you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines. They are also referred to as self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests.